“When I’m somewhere far away, I return to myself, I can’t go far from my heart, I’m born to be myself.”
X Factor Adria
Despite withdrawing from this year’s contest, Serbia hasn’t completely given up on Eurovision. On February 4th Eurovision 2012 winner Loreen took to the stage of X Factor Adria and performed her two greatest hits “My heart is refusing me” and “Euphoria”.
When rumors emerged last week that Eurovision alumni and judges on the Serbian version of X Factor Zeljko Joksimovic and Kristina Kovac would be making an appearance on the UK X Factor final, we were all a little confused. Surely this has to be false?
We love a good Eurovision cover–and so do the contestants on the X Factor. You’ve seen a Ukrainian give Loreen a go, and also a Romanian. Now it’s time for X Factor Adria contestant Lukijan Ivanovic. The singer, who hails from Bosnia & Herzegovina, recently took on Loreen’s Melodifestivalen entry “My Heart is Refusing Me”.
Zeljko Joksimovic, Serbia’s Eurovision contestant in 2004 and 2012, has sparked controversy after making insensitive comments about a transgender contestant on X Factor Adria.
Zeljko Joksimovic, who placed second at Eurovision 2004 and third at Eurovision 2012, will be a judge on X Factor Adria. The Balkan version of the show sees people from Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina and FYR Macedonia sing their hearts out to win €200,000, an album, two music videos and marketing support in the four respective(…)